It’s hard to say what the bigger surprise is: that Linda Singer was picked as Washington, D.C., attorney general or what she’s done since her appointment.

Chosen by Adrian Fenty three days after he was elected mayor, Singer isn’t well known by many judges or regulars at the District and federal courthouses. The public interest lawyer doesn’t hail from the prosecutorial or judicial circles of her predecessors, and she doesn’t even have a D.C. law license.

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